General Marchenko: AFU surpasses NATO standards in many components
Ukraine's Armed Forces surpass NATO standards. Moreover, in many components.
This was stated by Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmytro Marchenko in the Rendezvous with Yanina Sokolova program. According to him, NATO standards are a single system of command, control, caliber and tactics (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
"Don't we dress according to NATO standards? We do. I'll tell you that a soldier has three types of boots only in seven countries of the world. These are summer, demi-season and winter boots. What are NATO standards? When we made borscht in bags and presented it at the exhibition, people lined up because they did not understand how a soldier could be served a ready-made first course. And we adapted it to the diet of our military. It includes borscht, pea soup, and barley porridge. In some respects, we exceed NATO standards by far. And the reason is not that something is purchased or not purchased according to NATO standards," Marchenko emphasized.
He added that there are other reasons why Ukraine is not accepted into NATO.
"The requirements they put forward. Let politicians answer these questions. On our part, on the part of the military, the General Staff and the Defense Ministry as a whole, we have done everything to get us accepted. And at the tactical level, other observer states are now coming to us and learning from us. They ask us how we came to this or any other solution to the issue," Marchenko said.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, three things are generally important for Ukraine's accession to NATO: civilian democratic control, transparency of procedures, and joint planning of military operations. Kyiv plans to implement 30-35% of the Alliance's standards by the end of the year.